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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 19, Issue.: 8

Case Study

An Uncommon Clinical Presentation of a Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumor (Pindborg Tumor): Case Report and Review


Parul Tandon1*, Harish Saluja1, Wamiq Musheer Fareed2, Tazeen Fatima3, Shivani Sachdeva4, Hathan Fahad Al-Ghabban5 and Ibrahim Saleh F. Alraddadi6,7

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rural Dental College, PIMS, Loni, Maharashtra (413736), India.

2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madina Al Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia.

3Mahi Dental Clinic and Paediatric Centre, Lucknow, UP (211001), India.

4Department of Periodontics, Rural Dental College, PIMS, Loni, Maharashtra (413736), India.

5B.D.S Intern, Al-Farabi Dental College - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

6Dr. Sulaiman A. Almalaq Clinics, Jordan of Science and Technology, Jordan.

7Taibah University, Saudi Arabia.

Article Information
(1) James Anthony Giglio, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA.
(1) Karpal Singh Sohal, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania.
(2) Anonymous, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil.
(3) Sonal Grover, Christian Dental College, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
(4) Sucheta Bansal, Shimla University, India.
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The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a benign tumor, accounting for 0.4-3% of all odontogenic tumors. It mostly occurs in the 4th to 6th decades of life with equal propensity for both the genders. In about 52% of cases, the tumor is found in association with an unerupted tooth, with lower jaw being more commonly involved. It is usually asymptomatic and often causes bone expansion similar to other odontogenic tumors; therefore, diagnosis depends upon the lesion’s histologic features. We report a clinical presentation of CEOT not associated with unerupted teeth and occurring in the anterior mandible of a 16 years old male. The tumor was treated by surgical removal with no sign of recurrence after a period of 6 months. The surgery required complete removal including adequate margins of normal tissue in order to ensure complete removal.

Keywords :

Pindborg tumor; calcifying odontogenic tumor; benign odontogenic tumor.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2017/29406

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